Trails & Treks

Discover the beauty of Saanich Parks and nature in your backyard. 

Enjoy fresh air, beautiful scenery, a friendly chat and gentle exercise as we take different walks through Saanich parks and trails. A great way to meet people!

Gentle Walk and Talk 55+ *Registration Required*

Enjoy fresh air, beautiful scenery, friendly chat and gentle exercise as we take different walks through Saanich parks and trails. Walks follow mainly chip or gravel trails but may have some steep sections. Sorry, dogs not permitted.          

Mondays, Tuesday and Thursdays  9:30-11:00am
John Henigman, Penny Stevens, Elly Crawford & Dianne Murray

45964   Apr 22 - Lower Trails of Mount Douglas
Meet in main parking lot at Ash & Cordova Bay Rd

45967   Apr 26 - Mt Douglas to Majestic Park
53145   Apr 27 - Mt Douglas to Majestic Park 
45966   Apr 29 - Mt Douglas to Majestic Park
Meet in main parking lot at Ash & Cordova Bay Rd

55073   May 3 - Bowker Creek
55074   May 4 - Bowker Creek
55065   May 6 - Bowker Creek
Meet at Cedar Hill Rec Centre

55077   May 10 - Interurban Rail Trail
55078   May 11 - Interurban Rail Trail
55066   May 13 - Interurban Rail Trail
Meet at Whitehead Park, at intersection of Prospect Lake Rd & Goward Rd parking lot

55079   May 17 - Layritz to Copley to Quick’s Bottom Parks
55080   May 18 - Layritz to Copley to Quick’s Bottom Parks
55069   May 20 - Layritz to Copley to Quick’s Bottom Parks
Meet at Layritz Park parking lot off Glyn Rd, off Wilkinson Rd

Victoria Day - May 24 – NO WALK
55081  May 25 - Cedar Hill to Playfair Park
55070  May 27 - Cedar Hill to Playfair Park
Meet at Cedar Hill Rec Centre main doors

55082  May 31 - Sayward Hill
55083  Jun 1 - Sayward Hill
55071  Jun 3 - Sayward Hill
Meet at Lochside Park, off Cordova Bay Rd, past Mattick's Farm

55084  Jun 7 - Tod Inlet
55085  Jun 8 - Tod Inlet
55068  Jun 10 - Tod Inlet
Meet at Tod Inlet access, on Wallace Dr, opposite Quarry Lake, just south of Benvenuto

55086  Jun 14 - Viaduct Flats to Horticulture Centre of Pacific
55087  Jun 15 - Viaduct Flats to Horticulture Centre of Pacific
55072  Jun 17 - Viaduct Flats to Horticulture Centre of Pacific
Meet at Viaduct Flats parking lot, on Interurban, north of Camosun College

Any questions please call Jason at 250-475-5427 or email jason.jones@saanich.ca

Easy Walks 55+ *Registration Required*

Meet new friends while enjoying easy-paced, 1 hour group social walks. Interesting circular routes follow pavement and well groomed trails. No steep hills. Please wear solid, supportive shoes. Sorry, no dogs on these walks. 

Mondays 1:30-2:30pm 
Penny Stevens

50482  Apr 26 - Marigold Park/South Valley
Meet at Marigold Park, on Iris Ave., off Grange Rd.
55397  May 3 - Layritz Loop.
Meet at Layritz main parking Lot, on Layritz Place, off Glyn Rd, off Wilkinson Rd
55398  May 10 - Montague Park/Arbutus area
Meet by Montague Park, Hazelton Pl, off Lexington Ave, off Arbutus Rd.
55399  May 17 - Swan Creek/Mt. View
Meet by trail entrance to Swan Creek on Jolly Pl, off Glanford Ave, at Mackenzie Ave
Victoria Day - May 24 – NO WALK
55400  Jun 7 - Saanich Panhandle/Bowker Creek
Meet behind Chevron station in Hillside Mall parking lot, corner of Shelbourne St and Hillside Ave.
55401  Jun 14 - Claremont Ridge Circle
Meet at Claremont Goddard Park, Haliburton Pl, off Haliburton Rd. 
55402  Jun 21 - Garden City/Panama Flats
Meet at main parking lot for Hyacinth Park, Marigold Rd.
55403  Jun 28 - Broadmead Trails
Meet at Emily Carr Park, on Emily Carr Dr. 

Sunday Hikes *Registration Required*

Discover the beauty of Saanich parks and nature in your backyard. Guided walks are open to adults of all ages. Please wear sturdy footwear and bring drinking water. Walks go rain or shine. Leashed, well-socialized dogs are welcome.

Sundays 1:00-3:00pm
Penny Stevens

55394  May 16 - Royal Oak and Reservoirs
Meet in Canadian Tire parking lot, next to Royal Oak Dr, Broadmead Village.
55395  Jun 13 - Braefoot/Cedar Hill Area
Meet behind Nellie McClung Library, on Garnet, off Cedar Hill Rd.